Dave Alexander Band to headline CU Country Jazz Fusion concert

Dave AlexanderThe Dave Alexander Band will headline the 28thannual Cameron University Country Jazz Fusion on Thursday, October 30 at 8 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre and on Friday, October 31 at 8 p.m. at the Simmons Center in Duncan as part of the CU@SC (Cameron University at the Simmons Center) series of fine arts events. The acclaimed western swing band will join the CU Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both directed by John Moots, professor of music.

Tickets for either concert are $10 for general admission. All Cameron faculty, staff and student admitted free with proper identification. Tickets for the Lawton concert are available at the CU Administration Building's Business Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. To reserve tickets, call 580.581.2129 or 580.581.5501. For the Duncan concert, tickets are available at the Simmons Center box office or by calling 580-252-2900.

Dave Alexander combines the heritage and success of yesterday's great western music with the fever and excitement of his own compositions and today's hottest musicians. Alexander, a former member of the world-famous Texas Playboys, has been inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. The multi-talented performer, who has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, has assembled one of the finest western Big Bands in the music world today. His star performers include guitar great Tommy Nash, formerly of the Dixie Chicks; three time World Champion fiddle player Randy "Snuffy" Elmore, and Maurice Anderson on steel guitar.
His latest CD is "The Oklahoma Swing Project," a veritable who's who of Western swing music that combines a previously unheard 1982 recording by some of the genre's most talented pickers enhanced by new vocals and tracks by Alexander, Leon Rausch, Jimmy Burson, Barry Corbin, Red Steagall and more.

The concerts are made possible through generous funding of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Committee.

For more information on the concert, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580.581.2440 or Moots at 580.581.2432 or 580.704.8543, or by email at johnmoo@cameron.edu.

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October 9, 2008

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